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Movies in the Park will be Friday, Sept. 14, featuring “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein” plus a “Three Stooges” comedy short and other surprises. For more information call 229-8219 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The Youth Commission’s game room is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Maher Center. Room features Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, pool, table tennis, air hockey and arcade games. For more information call 229-3377.

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The Youth Commission offers help to Evergreen Park residents who need yard work, basements or garages cleaned, or windows washed (first floor only). Certified babysitters are also available. For more information call 229-3377.

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Swim registration is underway, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Department office, 3450 W. 97th St.

Registration is also being accepted for basketball, dance camp, day camps, preschool camp, mini-camp, drama camp, drawing camps, Get Fit camp, guitar, lacrosse, Mom and Child classes, soccer camp, soccer league, Tae Kwon Do, tumbling, White Sox baseball camp, adult boot camp, adult step and strength training, yoga and zumba.

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A boot camp fitness class, which uses military-style training for all fitness levels and features jumping, squatting, running, pressing and lifting, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Cost is $50 for 10 classes.

Hickory

Bearly Three. For children who just turned 3 years old or who are taking a class for the first time will feature games and crafts. Emphasis is on socialization skills. Classes are Fridays, Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at Krueger Park Recreation Center. Resident $19, non-resident $24.

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Parent & Tot Gymnastics, Pre-Nastics, School Age Gymnastic and Cheer class are offered Mondays Sept. 10 to Oct. 15. Call 598-1233 for more information.

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Junior Jazzercise will be Fridays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 2 at Krueger Park Recreation Center. Children 4 to 6 years will attend from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., those 7 to 12 years will attend from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Resident $47, non-resident $52.

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Belly dancing featuring American tribal style, Egyptian and Gypsy will be offered Sundays, Sept. 23 to Dec. 2 at the Cynthia Neal Center, 8047 W. 91st Place. Persons 10 to 16 years will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., those 17 and older will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Fee is $49 resident, $54 non-resident.

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For information about special events and programming call 598-1233 or visit hhparkdistrict.org.

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Korner Kickers, an instructional outdoor soccer league is for children 3½ to 5 years old, emphasizes the basics of the game. Games will be played at Krueger Park Soccer Field on Mondays, Sept. 24 through Nov. 5. Game time will be 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. Fee is $25 for residents, $30 for non-residents.

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Shooting Stars emphasizes passing, dribbling, shooting and the basics of basketball for children 8 to 10 years. Group meets Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 1 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at Krueger Park Recreation Center. Fee is $29 resident, $34 non-resident.

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Basketball Bonanza is a seven- week class for children 11 to 14 years old and held Sundays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Krueger Park Recreation Center. Fee is $29 resident, $34 non-resident.

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Private violin lessons are held at Krueger Park Recreation Center for persons 4 years and older. Instructor will teach positioning, notes and memorization. Lessons are 45 minutes on Sundays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., or Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lessons begin in September. Resident $179, non-resident $184.

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Guitar lessons teach proper technique, finger positioning, rhythm/tempo, pitch, note reading, ear training and songs. Thirty-minute time sessions will be held Thursdays, Oct. 4 through Dec. 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Krueger Park Recreation Center. For persons 8 years and older. Fee is $143 resident, $148 non-resident.

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Mystery Mondays are for mom or dads and their tots 16 to 30 months old. Classes are Mondays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 22 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Krueger Park Recreation Center.

Resident $17, non-resident $22.

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Learn about the animals that Old McDonald has on his farm during “It’s Farm Time.” Children will have a book read to them each week about a different animal, and afterward will learn a song that goes along with the animal and make a craft. Classes are Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Krueger Park Recreation Center. For children 2 to 4 years old. Fee is $23 resident, $28 non-resident.

Worth

“Building the Canal to Save Chicago” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Chicago was the fastest growing city in the late 1800s, but its location had one big disadvantage — poor drainage. Cholera and typhoid were rampant and Chicago had one of the highest mortality rates. The Chicago River was a public nuisance, polluted and smelly. The building of a canal solved these problems and allowed the city to continue to grow, the mortality rate plummeted and the river became enjoyable. The building of the canal required the creation of a new government and the development of pioneering construction technology that helped in the building of the Panama Canal. The reversal of the flow in the Chicago River remains a wonder of the world and it remains critical to a sustainable future for the Chicago metropolis.

Come and hear author and former director of the MWRD Richard Lanyon discuss his latest publication “Building the Canal to Save Chicago. For more information visit worthparkdistrict. org or call 448-7080, Ext. 107.

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A discussion on the Ancient Mayas and the Prophecy of 2012, from an anthropological and archaeological perspective and how the idea is integrated into the Mayans’ religious beliefs and view of their universe, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 24. Antonio Curet, adjunct curator for the Field Museum’s department of anthropology, will providing background on the Maya cultures, history, religion, writing and calendar systems, and conclude with a discussion on what Dec. 21, 2012 meant for them and what it means for people today.

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The Worth Historical Museum will present an exhibit by the Daughters of the American Revolution Swallow Cliff Chapter through Sept. 15. For information on how to research family history or join the chapter call 488-7080, Ext. 107. The Museum is at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave.

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Jazzercise for persons age 16 years and older will be from 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Fee is $76 monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket and a registration fee of $35. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.

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The Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., has an indoor playground featuring slides, a climbing wall, tree house and more for children who can walk through 4 years old. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for non-residents. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.

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The Worth Park District Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Worth Historical Museum, in the Terrace Centre at 11500 Beloit Ave. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is free but is not required to attend.

Volunteers are welcome to come to the museum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to assist with projects. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Curator hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For group visits call 448-7080, Ext. 107.